Nikki Rixon


I need your Vote by nikkirixon1

I have been selected as one of 10 finalists in the Canon SA photo competition in the Candlelight category. In order to win, I need to get as many Facebook likes as possible for my entry. I would greatly appreciate it if you can help me achieve this by taking a moment of your time to click “Like” and write “Vote” under my image on this link:

http://tinyurl.com/cmgw35m

If I do win, all the people who voted for me will get a chance to win a camera 🙂

A Xhosa woman lights a parrafin lamp in her kitchen at home. There is no electricity where she lives in the Transkei.

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Bonani Africa Exhibition by nikkirixon1

Images from my photo essay: “Traditional African Funeral” are exhibited as part of the Bonani Africa 2010 Festival of Photography, which opened Aug. 18 at the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town.
My images are shown together with the work of 53 other documentary photographers from South Africa, Mozambique, Sierra Leone and Namibia.

http://www.sahistory.org.za/pages/saho%20stuff/saho-exhibitions/bonani/2010_bonani_exhibition/nikki-rixon/rixon.htm

Traditional African funeral in Transkei, South Africa



Transkei New Years – 2009/2010 by nikkirixon1

We had an amazing time in the Transkei, it was really great to get out of the city. Had a bit of a rocky start, an hour into our journey the radiator of our bakkie blew. At least we weren’t too far from home! The AA towed us back home, we swapped bakkies (luckily there was another we could borrow) and set off again. We took a slow trip up enjoying the open space and met awesome people along the way.

An African man walks home after visiting his friends in Coffee Bay, Transkei, South Africa.

An African grandmother sits on her bed looking at her granddaughter in their rondavel in Coffee Bay, Transkei, South Africa

A portrait of African twins sitting on a blue chair, there is a dumbell wrapped in rags next to them in their home in Coffee Bay, Transkei, South Africa.

An African grandmother sits on a blue chair watching her grandson play with a dumbell in their rondavel - Coffee Bay, Transkei, South Africa.

A portrait of a young African girl sitting on a blue chair, there is a dumbell wrapped in rags next to her in her home in Coffee Bay, Transkei, South Africa.

An African girl looks out the window of her home in Coffee Bay, Transkei, South Africa. The wall has been painted with graffiti by her brother

An African woman sits next to a pile of dry beans, grown from their garden while she crushes corn with a pestle and mortal at home in Coffee Bay, Transkei, South Africa.

A portrait of an African woman against a mud wall in her home in Coffee Bay - Transkei, South Africa

An African woman sits on her bed while her daughter sweeps the floor. Her other childen sit on the floor and look on - Coffee Bay, Transkei, South Africa, Africa

A young African boy sits on a bed in his home in Coffee Bay, Transkei, South Africa. The bed is placed on bricks in the belief that this stops an evil spirit called a "Tokalosh" from climbing onto the bed & causing mischief.

African girl sits on a bed next to her son in their home in Coffee Bay, Transkei, South Africa

A young African woman who suffered a stroke sits on a wooden bench in her home in Coffee Bay, Transkei, South Africa

An African boy stands against the wall of his home in Coffee Bay, Transkei, South Africa.

An African boy sits on a chair with shoes hanging on the wall above him, listening to his mother in their home in Coffee Bay, Transkei, South Africa.




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